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Norodom Sihanouk reconsiders the integrity of its administration POSTED: 2008-12-25 Norodom Sihanouk reconsiders the integrity of its administration 24-12-2008 The king-father diffused Wednesday December 24 fifteen years an old message. Then king of Kampuchea, it had refused by this note the requests of high advisers for advantages related to their function. A gesture which perhaps lights by the nominations which have occurred recently with the Royal palace. © DR.Diffusing a message already published on December 26, 1993, Norodom Sihanouk proposed its policy of management, whereas he was king. According to the message, some of its high advisers required of the head office of the Royal palace to provide them apartments, offices, chauffeur-driven cars and other advantages. Its reaction had been very strong. “Firstly, our State, Royal palace and people are in a situation socio-economic, financial and budgetary and extremely difficult and are not able to answer such requests. Secondly, these ask do not justify themselves, because your titles, however important are, are before very honorary and protocolar. You do not have, to tell the truth, work to be carried out with the Royal palace”, it is stipulated in the message. It is also specified that the king grants time to other of the audiences to the advisers to request their opinion on one or of the national businesses, but that only the government assumes the responsibilities for these businesses, and not the king or his advisers. It is difficult to determine what pushed the king-father to diffuse this old message, published fifteen years ago. But there is perhaps a relation of cause and effect between this publication and the recent royal nomination of 25 family members as advisers of king Sihamoni. With substantial advantages related to their new functions adviser, titrates who can be equivalent to those of ministers, Secretary of State or under-secretary of State . Tras from Frenxh to english by S K M Fr
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